This Must Be the Place

The Human Division, Episode 10
Narrated by: William Dufris
Series: The Human Division, Book 10
Length: 44 mins
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Colonial Union diplomat Hart Schmidt is back home for Harvest Day celebrations - to a family whose members wonder whether its youngest son isn’t wasting his life clinging to the lowest rung of the CU’s diplomatic ladder. When his father, a legendarily powerful politician, presents him with a compelling offer, Schmidt has to take stock of his life and career.

"This Must Be the Place" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.

Listen to the complete edition of The Human Division, the fifth full-length book by John Scalzi in the Old Man's War universe.
©2012 John Scalzi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great Character-Driven Episode

A great character-driven episode about one of the players on the Clarke, his family relations and his decision to choose his own path in life.

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It' Hart's book

This one is about Hart, you get to know him and his life more.

Nothing regarding the union or so, it is mainly about Hart. This one is not too bad, give it a listen and you will know why not writing much here.

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Good but not his best

The Human Division is another chapter in the saga of Old Man's War, which is a hit and miss series. This one is somewhere in the middle. Good humor, middling characters, overall engaging writing, and convoluted plot.

I'm giving it a rock-bottom overall score due to the fact that this is not the version you should get. Pick up the final full book, not these expensive piece meal episodes.

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Read them in order

I enjoyed the series more as I went through each episode. At first I struggled because it seemed like random stories set in this universe. But as it continued and I realized it was interwoven story lines I enjoyed them more. The main characters were enjoyable. It's pretty traditional sci fi fare but still worth the read.

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Yawn!

No story, nothing but character exploration of the Schmidt family. Don't waste your money or your time. Even if you're listening to the whole Human Division series, do yourself a favor and skip this one.

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Christmas with Schmidt

Schmidt takes leave to visit his home planet during the holidays. If this was a sitcom this would be the Christmas episode that inevitably comes around once a year, but Scalzi injects it with enough sarcasm and dysfunctional family dynamics to make Rosanne proud. William Dufris does a great job as usual.

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Top Form SciFI

I thought by the 10th episode the quality of this excellent and very entertaining fiction would fall off, I was wrong. I'm as thrilled by the 10th as I was by the 1st. The character development is deep, the storyline is gripping. This is as good as I've listened too in a long time.

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Excellent Story about Schmidt & Family

Would you listen to This Must Be the Place again? Why?

Sure. I have listened to all Scalzi's stories more than once.

What was one of the most memorable moments of This Must Be the Place?

The Toast!

Have you listened to any of William Dufris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Excellent performance as expected. Well spoken and nicely animated.

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Ok. Nice background on Hart . . . . . . . . . . . 😱

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Pure Scalzi with an set of intricate back stories to the family of Hart, a minor diplomat in "The Human Division." _________________😱

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It was ok, but!

What disappointed you about This Must Be the Place?

Story is good but needs to stop the constant "he said, she said" once you notice how often it becomes it thats all you hear.